The OSLHP Parlor Singers music book is now available on Amazon!
Many years in the making, Ed's New California Songster includes Early and Mid-Victorian popular vocal music, as performed in Old Sacramento. This large collection drawn from original sources includes songs of the California Gold Rush, American mid-19th century popular and patriotic songs, comic and stage songs, hymns, Christmas carols, and a selection of British and Irish songs. More than 120 authentic mid-Victorian songs, recommended for Civil War groups, Old West re-enactors, and anyone who loves the history of music in America.
A reviewer on Amazon says:
Let's start; this is a must have book for the reenacting, singing, performer, church, family groups. You may have thought you remember the words to the Victorian 19th century popular songs; well here it is well set in print easy to use. It does not matter pro singer or basic family gathering. This book give you the songs of the time periods Gold Rush, Civil war, 19th century, stage and hymns. I am very happy with the book. Three cheers for the Authors. There are some surprises.We must thank our German, Irish, British, and religion groups also for the standard we still sing even today. Let put it this way, you enjoy history of songs; you enjoy sing, this is the book for you!